The City of Quincy, through Allied Waste Services, will conduct the annual city wide cleanup on Saturday, September 27. The hours of operation will be slightly different than in previous years. This year the hours of operation will be from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The City of Quincy offers this opportunity to assist residents in disposing of unwanted items that are not typically collected with weekly residential service. The city wide cleanup will once again take place at the lot on Front and Delaware Streets.

To access the disposal site, residents will need to use Payson Avenue at Sixth Street and head west to Front Street. The Quincy Police Department and employees of Allied Waste will direct vehicles to the disposal area. Residents will be required to show proof of address to gain access to the disposal area.

Employees of Allied Waste will be on hand to help residents dispose of bulky or large item but residents will be asked to dispose of most the smaller items themselves.

This event is designed to help residents dispose of unwanted items, however, certain items cannot be accepted due to Federal, State or Local regulations. The attached list below shows the restricted items that cannot be accepted. Management of Allied Waste reserves the right to reject any item – listed or not – that could possibly harm its employees, equipment or the environment.

Any Type of Free Flowing Liquid, including but not limited to: Waste Oil, Motor Oil, Antifreeze, Transmission Fluids, Brake Fluids, Fuel, Paint, Stains, Finishes (including enamel, oil and latex based), Thinners and Turpentine’s

Any Type of Poison, including but not limited to: Drain Cleaners, Disinfectants, Toilet Cleaners, Insecticides, Pesticides, Flea Collars and Sprays, Roach and Ant Killers, Floor or Furniture Polish, Bleach, Ammonia and Ammonia Based Cleaners, Abrasive Cleaners and Mothballs

Any Type of Yard Waste, including but not limited to: Grass, Grass Clippings, Weeds, Garden Clippings, Brush, Tree Limbs, Leaves, Stumps, Branches, Bushes, Shrubs and Dead Plants

Any Type of Appliance or White Good still containing Freon, including but not limited to: Refrigerators, Freezers, Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers and Water Coolers

Any Type of Battery, including but not limited to: Car, Truck, Tractor and Equipment Batteries, Computer Back-up Batteries and Small Batteries such as AAA, AA, C, D, 6 and 9 volt

Any Type of Medical Waste, including but not limited to: Sharps, Needles, Human Blood, Blood Products, Human Waste and Waste Products, Blood Soaked Material and any empty of full Red Bags Used for Medical Waste

Any Type of Tire, including but not limited to: Car, Truck, Tractor, Lawn Mower and Off-road Tires

Any Type of Creosoted Treated Wood, including but not limited to:   Railroad Ties, Telephone or Electrical Poles and Treated Lumber

Any Type of Fuel Tank, including but not limited to: Automobile, Truck, Tractor, Mower, BarbequeGrills and Liquid Petroleum

Any type of Electrical Equipment or Component, including but not limited to: Televisions, Computers, Computer Monitors, Printers, Scanners, Copiers, Fax Machines, Cellular Telephones, Stereos and Stereo Components, Digital Video Players and Recorders, Compact Disc Players and Video Cassette Recorders

Any Type of Material or Item That Could Injure Our Employees, Damage Our Equipment or Harm the Environment

Based on past history, Allied Waste expects to haul off more than 400 tons – or nearly to 250 loads – of discarded waste, and run approximately 2,000 vehicles through the site during this 10-hour event, requiring more than 60 employees and 35 pieces of equipment to complete the job.